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Edward T. Latta--Account Book, ca. 1860s

 Unprocessed — Box: 7045 B
Identifier: H2003-037

Content Description

This collection consists of one account book that belonged to Edward T. Latta. The book documents E.T. Latta’s financial activities in Leavenworth, Kansas and his partnership with F.W. Johnson operating a store on Cedar Island. Cedar Island (Hughes County) is located just north of the Big Bend of the Missouri River. Most notable are pages 37 through 42 which list the names of steamboats operating on the Missouri River that bought wood from the store. E. T. Latta was employed at Fort Sully in some capacity between 1865 and 1866. On November 20, 1886 E.T. Latta entered into a partnership with F.W. Johnson. Johnson operated a store on Cedar Island which specialized in selling cordwood to steamboats. The store also sold fence posts, telegraph poles and general merchandise. Edward was the son of Samuel Nichols Latta who was an Indian Agent for the Upper Missouri in the 1860s. Accretion to H2003-027

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1860-1866


0.25 Cubic Feet


Page 1: Agreement between E.T. Latta and F.W. Johnson, November 20, 1866 Pages 2-17: Leavenworth City financial records, 1860, 1861, 1864. Page 18: Agreement between E.T. Latta and F.W. Johnson, December 22, 1866 Page 19-25: Leavenworth City financial records, primarily real estate, 1864-1866 Page 26-29: Cedar Island store records, 1866 Page 30-36: Lists names of wood cutters for the Cedar Island store that cut wood on Dorio (Dorian) Island. Lists names, amount cut, date, and amount paid. Page 37-42: Lists of Wood sold to boats, April–July, 1866 Page 43-44: miscellaneous financial data